UB Hacking

Students gathered around laptop in the Student Union.

Front: visiting student Nick Sargente, Gradfly Software engineering Bojan Percevic, Nate Burgers (seated), GradFly CTO Joe Peacock, and UB student Joel Little; Back: Pat Jameson, Facebook software engineer Tom Occhino, and Nick DiRienzo at UB Hacking '14, April 5-6, 2014

UB Hacking Logo.

UB Hacking is the University at Buffalo's official student-run hackathon.  Students are invited to gather at our event to create cool and innovative projects within 24 hours and showcase their achievements.

Hackathons are in our DNA... Spending an overcaffeinated all-nighter with a team of friends developing a cool project is an essential part of the CSE experience.

Just bring your laptop (and other personal hygiene products) and we'll prepare the food and swag for a memorable weekend!

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Origins

A new annual tradition was born in 2012 when the UB ACM chapter inaugurated UB Hacking, "an event where small teams of programmers come together to design, develop, and demo a software project in a short amount of time," said inaugural 2012 UB Hacking Co-Organizer Nick Di Rienzo (CS BS '15). "UB Hacking is bringing together the coders of the University at Buffalo, no matter their major, for 26 hours of food, fun, coding, and prizes!"

The first UB Hacking was sponsored by Rackspace, Github, Synacor, Iron.io, Google, the UB Center for Computational Research (CCR), and UB CSE.

Faculty and Staff Advisors

Carl Alphonce

Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies; Associate Professor of Teaching

Computer Science and Engineering

343 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4739

Email: alphonce@buffalo.edu

Donna Grant

Administrative Staff Assistant

Computer Science and Engineering

338S Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4758

Email: dmgrant3@buffalo.edu

Steve Ko

Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies; Associate Professor

Computer Science and Engineering

113F Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4732

Email: stevko@buffalo.edu

Christian Miller

Director of Information Technology

Computer Science and Engineering

355 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4764

Email: cwmiller@buffalo.edu

Jennifer Wojcik

Assistant Director of Administration; Business Manager

Computer Science and Engineering

338O Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4749

Email: jct3@buffalo.edu